Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Pacers begin most crucial week with win

    Indianapolis Star "The Return can wait. The biggest week, the most important moment of the Indiana Pacers' season, begins in a matter of days. And it has nothing to do with waiting on their recovering star to make his long-awaited comeback. On Sunday, the Pacers ensured that they would start the upcoming..." March 30

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says Monta Ellis is off crutches, but he's still very sore. Richard Jefferson will start at SG tonight vs. the Pacers.

  • Monta Ellis still on crutches, ‘We don’t think it’s serious, but we are concerned,’ Carlisle says

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks are about to find out what it's like not to have their leading scorer. The question is, how long will they have to cope without Monta Ellis? The shooting guard's streak of 237 consecutive games played probably will end Sunday at Indiana because of a right calf injury. Ellis was..." March 29

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Mavs officially call Monta doubtful for IND. Barea is questionable

  • Monta Ellis hurt; Mark Cuban irked

    ESPN Dallas "After an inadvertent knee injured Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis in a 94-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, a frustrated Mark Cuban publicly complained about the lack of respect that Dallas' leading scorer receives from referees. Cuban first raised the issue in a tweet..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Mavericks guard Felton stays positive despite difficult season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "This has been a trying season for Raymond Felton, in more ways than one. It all started Oct. 18 when Felton suffered a sprained left ankle during a preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the Mavs’ second preseason game, and Felton — in his first season with Dallas — hadn’t yet..." March 26

  • Why Amar'e Stoudemire won't be following ex-Suns teammates Nash, Marion into retirement anytime soon

    Dallas Morning News "Amar’e Stoudemire was treated like royalty when the Mavericks played at Phoenix on Sunday. He got lots of smiles, hugs and handshakes from workers, friends and media members who cover the Suns and knew him in his eight seasons there. And when he was asked about the glory days when he..." March 26

  • Monta Ellis insists Rajon Rondo isn't throwing off Mavericks' chemistry

    SI.com "It only seemed fitting that Monta Ellis would rise to the occasion against the Spurs. San Antonio entered Tuesday's clash as one of the hottest teams in the league, while Dallas had lost two straight amid drama. A little more than three months removed from a trade that netted All-Star point..." March 26

  • Mark Cuban calls trading for Lamar Odom, not letting Steve Nash walk, his biggest mistake

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mark Cuban once called letting Steve Nash leave in free agency his biggest mistake as Mavericks owner. Cuban, reflecting on Nash in light of the point guard’s retirement, apparently changed his mind. Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: Cuban said letting Nash go was not the worst..." March 26

  • Mavs' stars shine in key 101-94 win over Spurs

    Dallas Morning News "If this is what happens when Rick Carlisle skewers his team, he should break out the pitchfork more often. After saying in Phoenix on Sunday that the Mavericks don’t play hard enough often enough, they came out with a manly effort to run past the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 Tuesday at American..." March 25

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Steve Nash overcame a lot in 'being short and white and slow and unathletic'

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined ESPN's NBA Lockdown podcast this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Steve Nash retiring: “I wasn’t really surprised. I kind of knew what was going on since October, that his body didn’t let him compete anymore at the highest level, so..." March 24

  • Suns lock down Dallas late to pull out impressive back-to-back wins

    Arizona Republic "If it's never too late to be who you want to be, the Suns' past two games gave the appearance of a team ready to squeeze all the playoff juice it can out of this season's final 3 1/2weeks. The odds of rising past eighth-place Oklahoma City seem as dire as ever with a 2 1/2-game hole and 11..." March 23

  • Mavericks 'fretting for weeks' about Monta Ellis' moodiness

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis' season hit a low point on Sunday when he shot 4-for-22 from the field in a 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Ellis went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter, and he didn't talk to reporters after the game. Since the start of February, the slumping scorer is shooting 38.5..." March 23

  • Rick Carlisle rips Mavs' lack of effort

    ESPN Dallas "Coach Rick Carlisle ripped the Dallas Mavericks after Sunday's 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns, saying something is wrong with the soul of a team that frequently fails to compete at an acceptable level. Carlisle was irate about a first half that he called a "no-show" and "an embarrassment,..." March 23

  • Words cost Mavs' Amar'e Stoudemire

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks center/forward Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Saturday. Stoudemire was ejected from Dallas' 112-101 loss to the..." March 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Whatever reason, 'he looks like Dirk again'

    ESPN.com "Put your shovels down. Stop tossing dirt on Dirk Nowitzki. His days as a dangerous scorer in the NBA apparently aren't done yet. Oh, there had been plenty of reasons for Dirk doubt. Nowitzki's scoring averages had dipped each month of this season and were still trending in the wrong..." March 20

  • Mavs hang on to beat Orlando 107-102

    Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs are fun again?? The start to this game was pretty awesome, am I right? Dallas started the game by hitting all of its first five shots while holding Orlando scoreless, starting on a 12-0 run. They cooled off a bit, mostly thanks to an inordinate amount of turnovers (7 in the first..." March 19

  • Mavericks pass physical test, rally to upend OKC

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The bounce-back game for Dallas was a smashing success Friday when the Mavericks recovered from a 33-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to spank the Los Angeles Clippers by 30 points. On Monday, it was all about the Mavs trying to withstand the physical challenge the Oklahoma City Thunder..." March 17

  • Richard Jefferson I got jacked for $2 Million ... FBI On the Case

    TMZ.com "It's like a real-life version of "The Wire" ... NBA star Richard Jefferson says he was taken for $2 MILLION ... and played a key role in a covert FBI operation to catch the (alleged) bad guy and recover his cash. It's all part of new legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... in which the..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Dallas out of JaVale McGee running

    Pro Basketball Talk "JaVale McGee wants to come back to the NBA on his terms. And he’s in no rush to do it. McGee is looking for a deal for this season only (or a player option for next season) while the interested teams want a team option for next season so they can have the ability to retain him at a fair price...." March 17

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Al-Farouq Aminu (left shoulder) is OUT vs. OKC. #DALvsOKC

  • 14d
    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says Al-Farouq Aminu (left shoulder) is doing better, but it's unclear if he'll return to action Monday vs. OKC.

  • Carlisle: 'A lot of credit to Rondo'

    ESPN.com "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made a point to praise point guard Rajon Rondo's play calling Friday night after Dallas' 129-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers. That's particularly notable because a power struggle for play-calling responsibilities was the root of heated, profane disputes between..." March 14

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Cavaliers calm, cool and collected in embarrassing Mavericks, 127-94

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In an outstanding all-around performance, the Cavaliers demonstrated poise in a hostile environment, soaring to an impressive 127-94 clobbering of the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. Tyson Chandler of the Mavericks said his group was treating this game like a..." March 11

  • Dolan’s Amar’e gesture shrewdly saved him over $6 million

    New York Post "You can say Knicks owner James Dolan had a heart of gold in letting Amar’e Stoudemire leave the moribund Knicks and join Western Conference title-contender Dallas. And you may want to emphasize “gold.’’ As it turns out, Dolan saved a lot of gold in his buyout of Stoudemire during the All-Star..." March 11

  • Amar'e Stoudemire is not impressed by the Mavericks

    The Score "Amar'e Stoudemire did not sign up for a crummy Dallas Mavericks team. Especially not after leaving a crummy New York Knicks team. Stoudemire chastised his team after the Mavericks were blown out at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 on Tuesday. "I came here to win, and we're (4 1/2)..." March 11

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Chandler Parsons will play tonight. Devin Harris (right hand) is out for the @dallasmavs vs. the Lakers. #DALatLAL

  • Monta Ellis gets hot at right time to will Mavericks to victory over Lakers

    Dallas Morning News "Just when it looked like the Mavericks were going to be guilty of an unforgivable lack of effort against one of the worst teams in the NBA, Monta Ellis found a zone that he’d not been familiar with for quite some time. The shots started to fall, the defense showed up at a timely moment and the..." March 09

  • Rondo 'focused' but honored by Kobe

    ESPN.com "Rajon Rondo knows Kobe Bryant is recruiting him to join the Los Angeles Lakers when Rondo becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. And the Dallas Mavericks point guard is obviously flattered to hear Bryant admit as much publicly, as Bryant did in late January. But Bryant's recruiting..." March 09

  • Is Rondo worth Kobe recruiting to Lakers?

    ESPN Los Angeles "Rajon Rondo's favorite board game is Connect Four, and in the spirit of that upright version of checkers, let's connect some dots of our own. • Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench on Sunday for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. • The..." March 09

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, Chandler Parsons (left ankle) and Devin Harris (right hand) are both questionable vs. the Lakers. #DALatLAL

  • Chandler Parsons to return Sunday

    ESPN.com "Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons plans to return Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers after missing the last seven games due to a left ankle injury. Parsons sprained the ankle and suffered a bone bruise during the Mavs' Feb. 20 win over the Houston Rockets. Dallas went 3-4 without..." March 08

  • Rajon Rondo still open to re-signing with Mavericks

    Yahoo! Sports "Rajon Rondo said he "hasn't had a change of heart" about re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks since his argument with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. "People say I'm not trying to be here, but I don't talk to anybody but the five people that are in my circle," Rondo said. "I will vent to them..." March 08

  • Curry, Warriors mop up Mavs

    CSN Bay Area "Home continues to be sweet for the Warriors, as they won their fifth in a row at Oracle Arena on Friday, pushing their overall home record to an NBA-best 26-2, with a 104-89 lashing of the Mavericks. The Warriors (48-12) took the lead midway through the opening quarter and never lost it,..." March 07

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    The Mavs announced that they have assigned Dwight Powell to the Texas Legends.

  • 23d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Mavs forward Chandler Parsons (ankle) expected to return to action versus Lakers on Sunday after missing last 7 to injury, a source said.

  • 23d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rockets, Mavs, Raps & Heat still interested in free agent JaVale McGee, source told Yahoo. Mavs challenge is finding PT with Tyson Chandler.

  • 23d
    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Barea (left thumb strain) is questionable, Harris (right hand injury) is doubtful & Parsons (left ankle injury) is out vs. Warriors.

  • It hurts to watch Monta Ellis right now

    ESPN.com "Monta Ellis wasn't quite in a talkative mood after the most miserable offensive performance of the Dallas Mavericks' season, but he wanted to make one thing clear. "My hip is not a factor," Ellis told ESPNDallas.com while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the..." March 06

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Devin Harris banged his Rt thumb late in the game. Can't move it right now. Getting x rayed

  • 24d
    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Chandler Parsons says it's the inside of his ankle and top of his foot that's sprained. He hopes to return Sunday at the Lakers.

  • Parsons won’t play Thursday, Chandler is probable

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks will be at least a man short when they play the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moda Center. The Mavs announced that small forward Chandler Parsons will miss his sixth straight game with a sprain and bone bruise to his left ankle which he sustained..." March 05

  • Report: Monta Ellis will opt out of contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Monta Ellis reportedly rejected a two-year, $24.8 million contract extension, opted out of a contract that would have paid $11 million and fired his agent. Finally, Ellis signed a contract with the Mavericks worth $25.08 million over three years, including a $8.72 million player option for next..." March 04

  • Report: Mavericks, Heat in long line of teams interested in JaVale McGee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Some of you are out there thinking, “Why would teams go after JaVale McGee except to see their jerseys on Shaqtin’ a Fool more often?” Because it’s about cost and role. Not many teams were interested in paying JaVale McGee $12 million next season to be their starting center. However, paying him..." March 04

  • Rondo preaching defense, continuous stops

    ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo dutifully answered questions about his offensive aggression Monday night, explaining how and why he attacked off the dribble during his 19-point performance. But Rondo's interest level seemed to rise when the discussion turned to Dallas' defense. "Our focus is a lot more on the..." March 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Mavs "seriously interested" in JaVale McGee but word is list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas

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